Foremost, Vloggers must just be themselves. This does not mean no planning, on the contrary, it’s so easy to deviate once you have a few video ideas that in order to have a realistic flow and a clear video concept there should be a lot of planning done first.
STAGE 1 – STRUCTURE
Start with an introductory video that features who you are, why you’re creating this vlog and most importantly, what the audience can get from following you. This video should always be available to all who enter your channel, is must be predominantly positioned so people who visit your Vlog know exactly who you are, what you do and that you mean Video.
STAGE 2 – CONTENT CREATION
After the initial introductory video, you want to jump straight to your content creation. Planning begins with a list of topics you want to cover and the message you want to convey. For instance, if you want to establish yourself as a guy who likes history and travels to historic places, then you must plan not only to film yourself visiting the Chinese Wall, but also adding the relevant stories or historic references that make that trip relevant. So write your topic down on paper and do some research, find out what other people are doing with the topic and ask if it’s relevant to the type of audience that you’re hoping to attract.
STAGE 3 - SCRIPT
Your planning should include a script, if not a fully written script because in Vlogging improvisation is important, at least write down some bullets and talking points. Whatever makes you feel more comfortable and at ease when ‘ll be speaking to the camera. Being mentally prepared is the best thing you can do, as you become more comfortable, you’ll become a pro in speaking to the camera. Just to make sure, do a practice run before you hit the record button.
STAGE 4 - PRODUCTION
When it comes to location, no matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, a small background with good lighting is always a good idea. Remember that you should be the focus of the attention so make sure nothing too distracting is happening in the background. Even things that might look great on a video may be counterproductive in a Vlog if your viewers focus on something else and not you.
STAGE 5 - POST-PRODUCTION
There is a wrong notion that Vloggers should record long scenes without taking a break. Actually it’s the opposite, Vloggers usually make mistakes, so do not worry, when that happens, record the scene again and just edit it, as we said in the beginning, in Vlogs anything goes, it’s your Vlog so you can make whatever changes you want to make.
Finally, you must doctor your video as you would any other video. Upload your scenes and all additional material into an editing software, order your content with a logical flow, manage your times so that each section is relevant, interesting and entertaining. You need to think about the title of your Vlog, the keywords you want to use to position in search engines and other social media and the thumbnails that will draw attention to your content.
STAGE 6 - PROMOTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Once you have everything ready to go, it’s time to publish. As soon as that’s done, you can begin to promote your vlog. Making a great Vlog is only part of the work, the hardest task is to let audiences know about your Vlog. That’s why .TUBE has created a series of tools that will help you position and distribute your videos and in the process, create your own brand.
This is how to create a distribution network for your videos and brand yourself as easy as 1,2,3
1) Register a .TUBE domain name and tell the world you mean video
2) Redirect your . Tube domain to your Youtube channel and make it easy to access from anywhere
3) Use the links.tube tool to create smart short links to each of your videos.
Finally, by registering a .TUBE domain name you automatically Become a Member of the #TubeCrew where we will work to increase the footprint of your videos and where your personal video brand will be promoted and amplified.